Decision details

Green City Action Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) presenting the Green City Action Plan together with an update on the activities and projects currently being undertaken in respect of Climate Change and how Southend -on-Sea becomes a ‘Green City’ and moves towards achieving Net -Zero emissions by 2030.




1. That the work being undertaken to tackle Climate Change and that is being used to affect this Green City Action Plan, be noted.


2. That the Green City Action Plan, be endorsed.


3. That the Government continues to be lobbied via the Local Government Association (LGA) with other Local Authorities to ensure that funds and resources are made available to increase the work towards carbon neutral status.


4. That support to Adapting to Climate Change be continued to deal with the impacts of embedded emissions required to take equal priority with Climate Change Mitigation such as achieving Net Zero emissions.


Reason for Decision:


1. Major reductions in emissions are required across the world to mitigate climate change and hold global warming to less than 20C, preferably 1.50C.


2. To lead by example and reduce emissions across our own estate, provide opportunity for lowering energy bills, drive economic regeneration and new jobs, improve health and opportunities to tackle social inequalities, increase resilience to climate change and generally improve wellbeing.


3. To introduce circular economy principles into the Council’s decision-making framework and encourage greater collaboration.


Other Options:




Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney

Report author: Elizabeth Georgeou

Publication date: 15/01/2021

Date of decision: 14/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Accompanying Documents:


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